Pioneer Works Art Foundation
Maxine Greene deepened my understanding about the persuasive nature of narratives in our lives. "Imagining the world as if it could be otherwise," as Maxine taught her students, entails being open to new possibilities around each of life's turns. As a curator and producer, I witness that first hand in initiatives throughout various cultures and regions, with 10 years of collaborative cultural production across the arts and education sectors. Narratives are key elements in my efforts to build community, make connections, and solve problems. As one of the producers at Pioneer Works, a non-profit arts foundation, my work is grounded in community engagement, critical pedagogy, and team development. I appreciate now more than ever the work it takes to uphold our leaders and I am honored to have been actively engaged in the planting of the Imagination Stone in Central Park in 2017, a lasting seed spreading honor and celebration for my teacher and friend, Maxine.